MBA Rotation Program (MRP) Manager - Human Resources

  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Ridgefield, CT, USA
  • Jul 17, 2020

Job Description

The MBA Rotation Program (MRP) Manager position is designed to accelerate the early development of these individuals by offering the opportunity to experience several rotational assignments within a business function. The position will provide candidates:  the ability to “learn by doing”; greater exposure to various departments within the business and a better understanding of Boehringer Ingelheim.  Positions in the following business functions could be sponsored: Finance/Controlling, Human Resources, Human Pharmaceuticals, Information Technology and Business Development + Licensing. A Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) executive will sponsor the program, which will consist of several rotations (approximately 6 -8 months per rotation) within the specific business function over a period of two to three years.  This could include either a domestic or international rotation, contingent upon business need.


The MBA Rotation Program (MRP) Manager operates with a high degree of independence.  


As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Partner with management and internal team members to identify and analyze business needs and provide innovative recommendations
  • Develop strategic frameworks to address specific business needs, as well as comprehensive implementation plans involving all stakeholders
  • Demonstrate customer facing interaction skills and customer understanding in interactions
  • Develop a portfolio of project assignments to demonstrate cumulative learning and as a basis for discussion of future assignments
  • Organize projects and activities and prioritize efforts such that our markets or customers with largest commercial potential receive appropriate attention
  • Clearly and concisely communicate ideas, facts and recommendations to senior management, team members and internal customers in both verbal and written formats
  • Enlarge the scope of assigned projects through a deeper and broader understanding of the overall project goal
  • Expand and build your internal client base by taking successes from rotational projects to enhance other parts of the BI organization
  • Work with the various teams and utilize the exposure realized by the management rotations program, participants must build strong relations and foster best practice sharing within the BI businesses
  • Balance tactical responsibilities with strategic project related tasks and ad hoc requests
  • Complete project assignments related to the specific departments and demonstrate cumulative learning
  • Balance day to day responsibilities with project related priorities
  • Identify areas of improvement and streamline processes to ensure faster, more accurate or cost efficient implementation of deliverables
  • Performs all company business in accordance with all regulations (EEO, FDA, OSHA, PDMA, EPA, PhRMA, etc.) and Company policies + procedures. 
  • When violations are noted/observed they are to be immediately reported to management. 
  • Demonstrates high ethical and professional standards with all business contacts in order to maintain BIPI/BI USA's excellent reputation within the medical and pharmaceutical communities.


  • Graduate degree from an accredited institution required, MBA or Master's preferred
  • Experience interacting with and influencing local and in some cases, global, business leaders. 
  • Minimum of five (5) years business experience in Human Resources; related pharmaceutical and/or consulting experience (top 10 firm) preferred 
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities, coordinate efforts with colleagues from multiple functional areas and navigate a highly matrixed organization
  • Experience leading projects (Project Management Skills)
  • Strong communication + interpersonal skills, including excellent presentation skills
  • History of demonstrated results & high performance
  • Proficiency in MS Office, Outlook and database applications.
  • Foreign language skills  a plus but not required
  • Must be mobile, internationally or domestic; ability to travel required (short and long term - may include overnight travel). 


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.
  • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)
  • Must be 18 years of age or older


Who We Are:


At Boehringer Ingelheim we create value through innovation with one clear goal: to improve the lives of patients. We develop breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solutions in areas of unmet medical need for both humans and animals. As a family owned company we focus on long term performance. We are powered by 50.000 employees globally who nurture a diverse, collaborative and inclusive culture. Learning and development for all employees is key because your growth is our growth.  Want to learn more?  Visit and join us in our effort to make more health. Boehringer Ingelheim, including Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim USA, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA, Inc., Merial Barceloneta, LLC and Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status, including protected veteran status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.